Conventional pool pumps are limited to one set speed. A pool pump is usually sized to cater for the pool’s maximum water flow requirements, which may either be the sand filter’s backwash water flow or to provide sufficient water flow to operate a suction cleaner.
As the speed of a conventional pump cannot be changed, the same maximum water flow is applied across the pool’s various requirements.
Equipped with the very latest 3 speed permanent magnet brushless DC motor, Supatuf ECO is capable of lowering its motor speed, reducing water flow and lowering its energy consumption.
3 Speed Options Supatuf ECO’s 3 speed options cater for most pool functions.
High speed - Vacuuming and backwash – 1% of the time
Medium speed - Automatic pool cleaners
Low speed - Filtration – 99% of the time
As a pool’s filtration cycle occupies 99% of the run time of a pool pump, you can operate the Hydrostorm ECO on its low speed setting for a majority of its running time, leading to significant energy savings.
Benefits of Slow Flow
Lowering a pumps flow rate not only significantly decreases the pump’s energy requirements, but also reduces water flow resistance in your pool equipment and plumbing. Even though you may need to operate the Hydrostorm ECO longer, it is far more efficient pumping low water flow compared to high water flow.
A slow flow rate also has the added benefit of improving your pool’s filtration efficiency, enhancing the clarity of your swimming pool water. Plus your automatic chemical dosers and salt chlorinators are also more effective when the pool water is circulated longer.
Supatuf ECO operates most economically and with the lowest noise level at its low speed setting. Its low speed setting significantly reduces the pump’s vibration, motor noise and water turbulence to an ultra low 66.5 decibels (dBA).
Its low noise levels enable it to be operated at times that are not allowable for conventional pool pumps. A Supatuf ECO allows you to take advantage of off-peak electrical tariff periods, without upsetting your neighbours.
Situated between the pump wet end & the pump motor, a mechanical seal forms a seal around the motor shaft to prevent water from running out along the shaft of a motor. The mechanical seal is the wearing part of any pool pump.
A mechanical seal may leak water if the pump is ever run dry or simply be worn out. If a leaky mechanical seal is not replaced promptly, water will travel up the shaft of the motor and ruin the motor in a very short period of time.
Waterco’s Secondary Seal protects the pump motor’s end shield from any water contact, by capturing any leaks through a worn out mechanical seal and draining it out of the pump.